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Trenette Clark Goings promoted to full professor

Dr. Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D., has been promoted to full professor.

Goings joined the School in 2010 and over the past 12 years, has gained national recognition for her achievements as a scholar in the substance use field.


Dews, Godwin and Palmer receive faculty promotions

Dean Gary Bowen recently announced the following faculty promotions, all effective July 1:


Lippold named as national co-leader for Grand Challenge

Melissa LippoldMelissa Lippold, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as a national co-leader for the Grand Challenge for Social Work addressing “Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth.” She is an associate professor and Prudence and Peter Meehan Early Career Distinguished Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work.


SSW appoints Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need

Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Ph.D.Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Ph.D., is joining the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work as John A. Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need. Her appointment begins July 1, 2020. She is well known for her interdisciplinary research in child abuse and neglect, children’s health disparities, public policy, and predictive risk modeling.


Distinguished Professor Mark Testa to retire July 1

Mark Testa, Ph.D.Mark Testa, Spears-Turner Distinguished Professor of Social Work and an architect of innovative reforms in the field of child welfare at state and federal levels is retiring, effective July 1. Testa leaves having served more than 40 years within the field of social sciences and 10 years with the UNC School of Social Work.